Scientific Name
Scomberomorus koreanus  
Scomberomorus koreanus高麗馬加鰆
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (Kishinouye, 1915) Depth 0 - 50M
Chinese 高麗馬加鰆 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 鯖科 Economic Fish Yes 
Family F475 Scombridae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 朝鮮馬鮫 
Max Length 150 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 破北、闊北、闊腹仔、高麗鰆、破腹 
Distribution in World India Ocean to West Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan East、West、South、North、North East、PonFu 
Habitats Coral、Benthos、Estuary、Coastal、
Holotype Locality Yojiro Wakiya, western coast of Korea 
Synonyms Cybium koreanum, Sawara koreanum, Scomberomorus guttatus koreanus   
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);The Live Marine Resources of the Western Central Pacific, Vol.6(FAO, 2001)  Devaraj, M. 1976 
Specimen List ASIZP0059402. FRIP01021. MTP0121. NMMBP00924. NMMSTP00299. NTUM06865.  
Common Name Compressed mackerel; Korean seerfish; Korean mackerel 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Body elongate, strongly compressed. Snout much shorter than rest of head; posterior part of maxilla exposed, reaching to a vertical from hind margin of eye; sharp, compressed, triangular teeth in upper and lower jaws; patches of fine teeth on palatines and vomer; no teeth on tongue. Gill rakers on first gill arch few: 1 or 2 on upper limb; 9 to 12 on lower limb; 11 to 15 total. First dorsal fin with XIV to XVII spines; second dorsal with 20 to 24 rays, followed by 7 to 9 finlets; anal fin with 20 to 24 rays followed by 7 to 9 finlets; pectoral fin rays 20 to 24 limbs. Body silvery white with several longitudinal rows of round dark brownish spots (smaller than eye diameter) rather sparsely scattered along lateral median line; first dorsal fin membrane black; pectoral, second dorsal and caudal fins dark brown; pelvic and anal fins silvery white.
habitats Little known on the biology of this epipelagic, neritic species. Feeds on small schooling fishes, such as sardines and anchovies and on shrimps. 
Distribution Continental Indo-West Pacific from Wakasa Bay, Sea of Japan, and China south to Singapore and Sumatra and west to Bombay, India. It is a very common species in Taiwan, especially in western part. 
Utility Marketed fresh and dried-salted.